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for Chocolate Christmas Smash Cake

This recipe brings the dessert to a whole new level! It's a fun family centerpiece that kids will just love! Smash it open to reveal hidden treats - it will be the biggest hit of your festive entertaining!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate smash cake, christmas smash cake, smash cake recipe
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 753 kcal
Author Erren

Ingredients

For the topper:

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips
  • Holly for decoration
  • chocolate candy of choice

For the cake:

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • cup cocoa powder
  • sticks salted butter softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt optional
  • cups sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar

For the frosting:

  • ¾ cup butter softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • Chocolate shavings for decoration
  • Christmas sprinkles for decoration

Instructions

For the topper:

  1. Please see the post for full instructions on creating the topper.

For the cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease two 8 inch cake pans

  2. Place all of the ingredients into a food processor (or mixer). 

  3. Blitz until combined into a thick batter (be careful not to over mix or the cake will turn out tough) 

  4. Divide evenly between the prepared pans and bake 25-35 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

For the frosting:

  1. Melt the butter and chocolate in a small pan on over a low heat stirring gently until melted.  Once completely melted, remove from the heat and let cool.

  2. In a large bowl, beat the chocolate mixture with the softened cream cheese. 

    Add the cocoa, vanilla extract and 1 cup of the powdered sugar adding another cup of the sugar until smooth and desired consistency.

  3. Place one of the cooled cakes on a cake plate and spread the top with 1/2 cup of the frosting.
  4. Place the second layer onto the first layer and cover with the remaining frosting and smooth.

  5. run a fork down the sides to create the ridges (wiping the fork clean after every pass).

  6. Cover the top of the cake and bottom edge with chocolate shavings and some Christmas sprinkles. 
  7. Once you’re ready to place the topping, fill it with the chocolate of your choice (nothing too heavy – I used malted milk balls) and carefully place on top of the cake.
  8. Smash and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
for Chocolate Christmas Smash Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 753 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 68%
Saturated Fat 26g 130%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 397mg 17%
Potassium 369mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 83g 28%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 64g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 21.2%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 12.3%
Iron 17.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.